Verizon and MetroPCS File More Grievances with the FCC
Verizon Wireless and MetroPCS have taken new legal action against the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules. It filed a brief in federal court this week seeking to overturn the FCC's regulations, which Verizon and MetroPCS argue the FCC never had the authority to implement in the first place. "The FCC has acted without statutory authority to insert itself into this crucial segment of the American economy, while failing to show any factual need to do so," said Verizon in its filing. The company asserts the rules violate the constitution, both the First Amendment and the Fifth Amendment. "Broadband networks are the modern-day microphone by which their owners engage in First Amendment speech." The FCC is expected to respond officially in September.
U.S. Carriers Share Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launch Plans and Pricing
All four major carriers in the U.S. plan to sell the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ beginning in March.
Appeals Court Upholds FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today upheld the FCC's 2015 net neutrality rules.
First Net Neutrality Case to Reach Court in Early December
USTelecom and other opponents to the FCC's net neutrality rules will have their first day in court come December. The U.S.
Net Neutrality Repeal Goes Into Effect April 23
The FCC today published its "Restoring Internet Freedom" rules governing net neutrality in the Federal Register. Per the filing, the agency will repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules effective April 23.
FCC's Net Neutrality Reversal to Go Into Effect Thursday
The FCC is prepared to publish its order abolishing Obama-era net neutrality rules in the Federal Register on Thursday, the last act needed to put the change into effect. The rules will be made public in their final form on Wednesday, according to an unnamed source cited by Reuters, and will appear in the Federal Register the following day.